Emmaus is a joint ministry of the Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality and the Diocese of Sale. The Emmaus Spirituality Centre is at 48-50 Monash Road, Newborough.

Education Office

The Emmaus Spiritualty ministry invites others to deepen their relationship with God, oneself and others through various spiritual programs based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola at a time and place that suites their needs.

Emmaus offer parishes, groups, teams and individuals’ days of reflection and prayer, and retreats including walking retreats. Individual spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition and the Full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is also a major offering of the centre. For upcoming programs see Events.

Emmaus activities are for all, with some financial assistance available to those who may not be able to fully afford costs associated with spiritual direction.

 

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction invites you to a closer relationship with God within your Faith tradition. In the midst of a busy life many people find it difficult to notice God’s action in their daily interactions.

Yet, at the deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s presence and love. We want to find Peace in ourselves and our world. We want to be people who grow and make this a better world.

 

Discerning God’s Presence

In Spiritual Direction you reflect deeply on your daily experiences of your daily life. Gradually, as you reflect, you begin to recognize God’s presence and grace. You come to realize how God's spirit is truly with you every day and everywhere, as close as you are to yourself.

Spiritual Direction is really not about being ‘directed’. Rather, it is very much about being ‘invited’ to draw closer to God. You are invited into this relationship whether you attend church or not. God seeks you where you are.

 

Who Are Spiritual Directors?

Spiritual Directors may come from a variety of faith traditions. They have completed extensive training and formation in the art of Spiritual Direction. Directors continue enhancing their knowledge and skills by engaging in ongoing education, supervision and also meeting regularly with their Spiritual Director.

The Ministry requires ongoing financial support. A contribution which goes towards the upkeep of the centre and the ongoing training and development of directors, is asked from those who can afford it.

For more information, please contact Emmaus Sale, or call the team on 0477 474 848.